Today marks one year since we, here in the UK, were informed by our Prime Minister that we were going into lockdown for the first time, as this pandemic started taking hold across the globe.
I watched the broadcast that night, fearful and anxious, knowing we were witnessing history and wondering what on earth the future was going to bring us. It was scary.
Today, one year on…and we are still in lockdown! We have of course had periods of ‘freedom’, but our lives have been severely restricted for the best part of this year to try to get a handle on the situation.
It’s been tough, there’s no doubt about that. I wrote about the effects of this pandemic in a previous post and those effects continue.
As we start to emerge from a very dark period of this pandemic here, we watch parts of Europe struggling with another wave and it makes me wonder when it will ever end.
There is light at the end of the tunnel with the rollout of the vaccines. It’s not an instant fix, but it will hopefully go a very long way to freeing all of us to live our lives in a more normal fashion in the not too distant future.
In some ways I can’t believe that it’s only been a year, it feels so much longer than that! Life has changed dramatically during that time, how can it only be a year?!
Today marks one milestone. My thoughts are with all of those who have lost loved ones during this period.
I hope that the year ahead of us is brighter and when we get to 23rd March 2022, we will find ourselves in a very different and much better place.